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Oct 5, 2012 6:00pm PDT
to talk down the economy to score a few political points. >> reporter: mitt romney told supporters in virginia the country hasn't mer enough. >> now, we can do better. we don't have to stay on the path we have been on. >> reporter: businesses added 114,000 jobs in september slower than the growth earlier in the summer. romney pointed out the unemployment rate doesn't reflect people who stopped looking for work. >> if the same share of people were participating until the workforce today as on the day that the president got elected, why, our unemployment rate would be around 11%. >> reporter: 8.8 million lost jobs during the recession. just under half of those jobs have been added back. that means millions of jobs still to go. and a task that will take longer than the 32 days remaining until the election. california's rate still close it 11%. the next government jobs report comes out the first week in november just days before the election. >>> the labor report pushed the dow to a five-year high today. the dow ended the workweek up 35 points to close at 13,610. the other major indice
Oct 4, 2012 6:00pm PDT
smiled a lot. and he seemed full of pep for the president. >> reporter: he says romney frequently looked at the president, kept his head up and appeared engaged while the president kept his eyes down cast. >> and when you combine looking down with a frown, while the other person on the other screen is smiling and looking directly at you and also attacking you at the moment, it looks like you're not liking what you're hearing. >> reporter: there were signs of warmth from the president. >> you saw the president occasionally catch himself not smiling. he would catch it. he has a great warm smile. >> the last point i'd make before -- >> two minutes is up, sir. >> no. i think i had five seconds before you interrupted me -- >> reporter: but even in the final moments, some critics say that the president emerged from his podium too soon. >> when it was over, the president was first out to go and meet governor romney and governor romney took his time coming around which made it look as if he was in control and the president was eager to congratulate him on a good performance but i actually think
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